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Tobacco shop burglarized early Friday

Suspects charged, stolen items recovered

Published: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 10:23 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 8:28 p.m. CDT

CHANNAHON, Ill. — Three teens were arrested by Shorewood police Friday morning, after they allegedly broke into Angie’s Tobacco in Channahon.

According to Channahon police, Jozef Tobias, 18, of Shorewood; Ryan Shaver, 18, of Channahon; and a 16-year-old Channahon juvenile were charged with burglary in connection with the crime.

Items taken during the early morning smash-and-grab burglary at Angie’s Tobacco were recovered later Friday morning. Proceeds from the burglary, including cigarettes and various pipes, were found at the Channahon juvenile’s home during execution of a search warrant at 9 a.m. Friday.

Channahon Detective Adam Bogart reaffirmed details of the incident Friday afternoon, indicating that shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, police were called to the store located near the intersection of U.S. 6 and Ridge Road in Channahon after witnesses saw the store burglarized and two males fleeing from the scene.

Cigarettes and other “smoke shop items” had been stolen, Bogart said.

The witnesses, Chief Jeff Wold said in a press release Friday morning, recognized one of the three suspects and were able to get a vehicle description and license plate number.

“We sent out a message to area police to look for the vehicle,” Wold said. “About an hour later, Shorewood Police located the vehicle.”

The driver was interviewed at that time, and then transported to the Channahon Police Department for further questioning. Two additional suspects were later located and transported to the police department as well.

Based on the eyewitness testimony and evidence gathered, a judge signed a search warrant for the Channahon home, which was executed at 9 a.m. Friday and led to the recovery of the stolen items.

The suspects were charged Friday afternoon. Tobias and Shaver were taken to the Grundy County Adult Detention Center, while the juvenile was taken to the River Valley Justice Center.

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